|Model Name/Number:||Submariner 16800 "Matte"|
|Case:||40MM stainless steel case that has been polished. Comes with an excellent black bezel insert that has some surface wear.|
|Dial:||Black matte dial; the lume are a creamy white and the lume in the hands has been color corrected to match.|
|Bracelet:||93150 stainless steel Oyster with 11 links and 593 end links. The clasp is stamped "H" indicating it is from 1983 which makes sense for the production.|
|Box & Papers:||Bob's presentation box |
|Warranty:||This vintage Rolex comes with Bob's Watches one year warranty |
|Return Policy:||If not 100% satisfied, return watch in 3 days for a full refund. Terms. |
This watch is in overall great, vintage condition. The case is in great condition with scratches, wear and some nicks along the edge. The case appears to have been polished and the caseback shows some signs of wear/oxidation. The bezel ring has remained sharp and the bezel insert is in great condition with some scratches and wear. The pip has developed patina and darkened. The dial is in great condition and has developed some patina throughout, it has some small dark black areas that can be hard to notice. The lume on the dial has developed patina and aged to a lovely pale yellow color. The hands have developed patina and have been color corrected to match the color of the lume on the dial. The bracelet is in good, honest condition with scratches and some light stretch between the links.
Pre-owned Rolex Submariner ref 16800 (1984) is referred to as a transitional model. Rolex went from acrylic to sapphire crystal, an updated movement with quick-set date, and at the beginning of the run the watches featured matte dials like the previous 1680. Later in the production Rolex changed the dials to glossy with white gold surrounds. These are known as transitional models due to the blend of older and new features Rolex decided to use together. These early 16800s with matte dials are the perfect mix of vintage styling with modern touches like the sapphire glass and quick-set date.
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Watch was in condition as pictured and described. Some major dents and scuffs on the bracelet/end-link were hidden well by the lighting but were very noticeable in person. Overall the watch was in great shape for the age.
The watch is in great condition and comes with box and papers and was priced well.
First time investing in a timepiece. Go forward without fear,doubt or stress. No regrets cant wait to do it again!!! Watch created in my birth year!! Arrived on my bday. Perfect customer service, Thank-you Stacy!!!!!
I’ve bought multiple modern pieces from Bob’s and had a great experience every time. I’ve been looking to buy a birth year Rolex for awhile now and for me, that’s a late production run 16800. Couldn’t be happier with the watch and for those out there looking for a Sub, you should seriously consider the 16800. It has some great “modern” features, but holds true to a more vintage feel and elegance. Incredibly comfortable on the wrist and will undoubtedly continue to grow in value in my opinion. It’s a can’t miss buy all the way around.
Delighted to see that the watch was in excellent condition, just as described in the website.
Description was accurate, sales representative (Sarah) was helpful when comparing multiple timepieces, payment and shipment was quick and appraisal was provided promptly. Excellent experience with Bob's and adore the Rolex 16800. It's exactly what I was looking for.
I aquired an older vintage Rolex in a trade. It was going to cost a lot to refurb. Bob's offered a very fair trade in on a completely refurbed Submariner. I was very happy with service and the Submariner. A very positive experience and now the proud owner of a well running Rolex
Bob's provided excellent service even when calling them to see if my PayPal transaction had posted so I could receive my purchase the next day. I am certain that not every company's Accounting team would be so customer oriented and my experience certified that I would go nowhere else for my vintage Rolex watches.
The is as expected for a 30 year old Rolex, came with box and papers. Super fast shipping.
I purchased this black Submariner for my son as a graduation gift. It is a classic watch, great to use in a new profession or for leisure activities. My son loves it and wears it daily. Thanks, Bobs!
This is one of those watches I think every collector needs. It's not too flashy, good for everyday wear and it's a Rolex (need I say more). Very happy with my purchase.